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Help raising patristic Formica

parasitic formica

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#1 Offline antperson24 - Posted July 24 2023 - 7:39 AM


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I juts caught a parasitic Formica queen and was hoping I could get some advice on caring for her. I have heard you just put some Formica fusca group pupae and workers with her and let them get used to each other. Is there more to it or is that it? 

 Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many fascinating ants right were you live!

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area.


#2 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted July 24 2023 - 8:47 AM


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I've been wanting these fit while but can't find queens. I've heard that don't queens open their own cocoons so you don't need workers. I've learned that with parasitic Lasius that I put host workers in the fridge for 20 mins but that never worked but then I forgot I left them in there for 2 hours and they adapted with the queen without a fight and then with another I left them for 1 and they also adapted maybe this is the dang with Formica.
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#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 24 2023 - 9:12 AM


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Here you go:
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

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